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Jul 9, 2013 4:00pm EDT
option. president obama is reportedly mulling the possibility of pulling out all u.s. troops from afghanistan after 2014, according to a senior administration official. the reason? bad blood between the white house and the unpredictable leader of afghanistan, hamid karzai. jessica yellen has been digging in on this for us. how realistic do you think that 2014 comes and the u.s. has no troops in afghanistan at the end of the year? >> reporter: right now, jake, it seems to be just one of many options and they're not even close to a decision on this. it's one of those cases the press getting a little bit ahead of the story. as the president has made clear, he wants troops out by the end of 2014 but he wants to leave a residual force in afghanistan. the idea of this zero option is getting more of a public airing right now because of the disagreements between president obama and hamid karzai that have to do with the break down in talks over the security negotiations. this seems to be the airing of this so-called zero option, leaving zero troops in afghanistan, may be one way to put pre
Jul 9, 2013 9:00am EDT
afghanistan next year. that according to a senior obama administration official. plans focused on keeping a small force behind in afghanistan after 2014 to fight insurgents, but in recent months, president obama is said to have become increasingly frustrated with the afghan president hamid karzai. karzai, who has been very critical of u.s. troops over the last few years, has said he would like u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan after 2014. that might not necessarily happen. indeed, the entire withdraw, still about 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan right now, still costing u.s. taxpayers billions of dollars. those troops remain, most of them, until the end of next year 2014, but that withdrawal could be accelerated given the friction right now that has developed between these two presidents, presidents karzai and president obama. >>> flooding leaves hundreds of passengers stranded for hours on a train in toronto. historic rains overwhelmed the city's drainage system and submerged the rail line. police had to go out in boats and pull the commuters out one by one. the cleanup in canada conti
Jul 8, 2013 11:00pm EDT
, his supporter's say he's egypt's demand he be reinstated. the obama administration has called on egypt's military to use restraint. it hasn't determined if morsi's ouster will be labelled a cue. -- coup. that means u.s. aid continues. ben wedeman is in cairo tonight. >> at this point there are obviously very different narratives coming from each side involved in this -- in the killings, what -- is it clear at this point what happened, exactly? >> no, it's not at all, anderson. according to the army police narrative, it was a group of terrorists that tried to launch an attack with molotov cocktails and weapons on to the headquarters of the republican guard. the supporters of deposed president morsi are claiming that they were engaged in early morning prayers when this happened, they were fired upon. they're calling it a massacre, but certainly regardless of how it started and who started it, it has really raised the level of tension in this already very tense city. >> fouad, how do you see this? where do you see this going? >> you know, anderson, this is a major event and i think it's g
Jul 9, 2013 5:00pm EDT
trade up to this chevy silverado all-star edition with a total value of $9,000. >>> the obama administration says it's cautiously encouraged -- direct quote. cautiously encouraged after egypt's interim president today outlined a timetable for new elections. telling our chief international correspondent christiane amanpour there will be elections within seven months. but as the muslim brotherhood buries the dead from this week, the military is issuing tough warnings. let's go to ben wedeman. he's in cairo for us as he has been through the entire crisis. is the stage set for more violence or are things going to ease up? >> reporter: well, things have eased up a bit today, wolf, because it's the beginning of the holy month of ramadan. many people spending a lot of time today buying supplies for a month when there is a lot of entertaining to do, a lot of social visits. but we did hear from the military who issued a statement saying they will not tolerate any disruption to what they call this difficult transition. now, they have issued -- rather the interim government have now issu
Jul 9, 2013 6:00am EDT
all u.s. troops out of afghanistan in 2014. a senior administration official says mr. obama is growing increasingly frustrated with afghan president karzai. the two leaders have been discussing a plan to leave behind some u.s. troops to train afghan forces and help fight insurgents, but now the president is said to be seriously considering a complete withdrawal. >>> top egyptian security officials defending army and police actions that had deadly consequences. they say the army and police were defending the republican guard headquarters from attackers. more than 51 were killed in those clashes. 434 others were wounded. in the meantime, state media reports interim leader adly mansour has issued a decree giving himself unlimited powers to make laws and outlined a time table for elections. >>> a hunger strike could be under way in california prisons. about 30,000 inmates refused meals yesterday. more than 2,000 skipped their jobs or classes at the prison. inmates at pelican bay state prison in northern california organized that protest. they are upset with a state policy where inmates can
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